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Education: “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.”- Tim Wise

Published on Mar 11, 2016 – “Education for Liberation”

Anti-racist essayist, author and activist Tim Wise delivers a keynote speech at the California Federation of Teachers 74th annual statewide convention on March 11, 2016 in San Francisco on the topic of “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.” More info, http://www.cft.org.

Can Trump Win? – By Ron Cheong

Can Trump Win?

By: Ron Cheong – September 25, 2016

Not Mexican but Berlin Wall

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

If Donald Trump wins the US elections, he will not need his wall to keep out undocumented workers, murderers and rapists.  But he may well need it to keep in those who can from fleeing his version of the United States of America.

Ironically, the most powerful country in the world, one that sees itself as holding the moral high ground, bringing pressure on regimes around the world to uphold human rights, open markets and democracy; somehow finds itself in a dilemma in which an unprincipled, duplicitous, candidate stands within a hair’s breadth of becoming the 45th president of the United States of America.  In so doing he would become the successor to one of the most respected statesmen of the modern era.      Continue reading

2016 US Presidential Elections: Candidates on Overturning Citizens United

By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Since the 2008 victory of Citizens United, a political action group, corporations share the same right to free speech as we the people. With their right to pay for electioneering communications in federal elections, Big Money now wields immense power on who gets elected and what laws and regulations are approved or not.

Here’s how our candidates stand on overturning Citizens United to reclaim our democracy.

Hillary Clinton – Democratic Party

There’s no question that we need to make Washington work much better than it does today. And that means, in particular, getting unaccountable money out of politics… That’s why I’m so passionate about the issue and I will fight hard to end the stranglehold that the wealthy and special interests have on so much of our government.
~ Hillary Clinton on Campaign Finance Reform, June 2016

Learn more and watch a video clip on “Hillary’s Fight Against Citizens United”…

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Guyana Today- Is so de place get now Banna! – By Maurice Bryan

IS SO DE PLACE GET NOW BANNA! –  By Maurice Bryan

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I arrived in Guyana about a month after the celebrations  on May 26, 2016, marking 50 years of independence from direct colonial rule. People seemed to be still basking in the afterglow of the big party.

Traces of the event were still very evident. Everything looked bright and clean and freshly painted. Moreover, just like the lights and Christmas decorations left hanging outside some houses long after the season ends, Guyana flags and buntings and multicolored lengths of fabric were still ‘vestigially’ fluttering and flapping everywhere.

It was as if people realized that removing all the drapery and streamers and logos would force them to return to a normal much less colorful everyday reality–with all of its associated challenges.    Continue reading

Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

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I decided not to wait until next Wednesday to share this latest revelation. Rosaliene

Proponents of her ouster argued that former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was targeted and ultimately booted from office for budgetary wrongdoing or, ironically, corruption. However, the unelected new President Temer admits that ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic.”

Source: Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

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Looking back at Colonial Education – commentary

LOOKING BACK AT COLONIAL EDUCATION

 Opinion - commentary -analysisEducation has historically played a critical role in the development of Guyana. It has imparted knowledge and skills and has empowered the people to solve everyday problems in society. It has supported capacity building in the plantation economy and has built critical areas of thinking. Education has made Guyana very competitive in its pursuit of economic growth and development.

Guyana’s experience since independence has shown that its educated and skilled population has provided greater opportunities in the area of human and economic development with the main spin-off being the creation of decent paying jobs and a better quality of life for all.     Continue reading

Latest News on Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Teachers Against the Coup!
Belo Horizonte – Brazil – September 22, 2016
Photo Credit: Twitter/@Reginaldo Lopes

Anti-Coup Protests Erupt Again in Brazil
teleSUR, September 22, 2016

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Michel Temer of Brazil
The White House, Office of the Vice President, September 22, 2016

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Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Significant numbers of under 30s lack self-confidence and are at risk of mental health problems, with women worst affected, says report

People outside a Cafe, Brick Lane, East London
Of the 4,000 18 to 30 year-olds interviewed for the survey, 43% still live at home. Photograph: Diverse Image/Getty Images/UIG

Despair, worries about the future and financial pressures are taking a toll on millions of young Britons, according to a major new poll that also found young women were suffering in particular.

Low pay and lack of work in today’s Britain are resulting in “suspended adulthood”, with many living or moving back in with their parents and putting off having children, according to the poll of thousands of 18 to 30 year-olds.          Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Latest News on ExxonMobil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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The campaign to hold Exxon accountable for their climate cover-up just took a big step forward.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 20, 2016, that they’re opening an investigation into whether Exxon has failed to account for the risk climate change and climate regulations could pose to their business model.

Learn more at 350.org.

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Hate In The City – We Should Build Bridges – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Hate In The City – We Should Build Bridges

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine – in The West Indian – September 10, 2016

There are over 1000 hate groups in the United States. Their aim is to cause mayhem and destruction by using religious and other differences to spread hate.  It is reported that since 2000 hate groups rose by over 50 percent.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, ‘their rise has been fueled by growing anxiety over jobs, immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, the election of Barack Obama as America’s first Black President and the lingering economic crisis.  Most of them merely espouse violent theories; some of them are stockpiling weapons and planning attacks.

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